Behind almost every happy newlywed couple who has just walked down the aisle, there’s a mother-of-the-bride who has worked tirelessly to make sure the wedding day was memorable and wonderful. Oftentimes, the mother-of-the-bride has done much of the planning and coordinating to ensure the wedding day is picture perfect! It’s common etiquette to give gifts to those who help you most, so today we wanted to share some lovely and thoughtful gift ideas for the mother-of-the-bride. From sentimental to heirloom-worthy, you’ll find gifts for every style and budget — and that any mother would love!
A piece of Herend is always a sentimental gift. That’s why I love this wedding cake for a Mother-of-the-Bride gift idea. It comes in nine colors so you can find one that fits in her decor palette. Every time she glances at it she will remember such a special day!
Other meaningful gifts include a beautiful silver frame or an embroidered handkerchief to carry down the aisle. There are many affordable handkerchief options on Etsy but we love the exquisite designs of Hibiscus Linens. A needlepoint “mother-of-the-bride” pillow would be enjoyed for years – even more meaningful if you needlepoint yourself!
If she appreciates antique pieces, a vintage Tussy Mussy can hold a little nosegay for her to carry down the aisle. These were popular during the Victorian era. And you can find them on Etsy or Charish and sterling silver ones in fine silver shops.
Pampering gifts are also popular for mother-of-the-bride gifts. After such a busy time, a day at the spa or a cozy robe would provide a welcome respite. A Barefoot Dreams blanket is also a nice gift!
Sasha Nicholas can put an inscription on the bottom of any of their platters. Their champagne bucket is always a popular DoSayGive recommendation and would be a wonderful gift to both the father and mother of the bride or groom – filled with champagne of course!
Finally, a nice note of thanks means so much to the mother-of-the-bride. It’s something she can tuck away with all her other wedding memories so be sure to include one in whatever gift you give!
Be sure to browse our Women’s Gift Guide for more thoughtful gift ideas!